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Jump Start 7&8: Health and Physical Education 2nd Edition


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Revised and refreshed to incorporate up-to-date information and the most contemporary issues for Levels 5&6 VELS Health & Physical Education.

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  • Interactive Textbook
  • PDF Textbook
  • Weblinks
  • VELS Grid

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  • VELS Grid

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PDF Textbook chapters

  • Preliminary [4.6mb]

  • Chapter 1: Getting personal [7mb]

  • Chapter 2: An amazing journey [9.1mb]

  • Chapter 3: Risky Business [8.2mb]

  • Chapter 4: Food, glorious food [10.9mb]

  • Chapter 5: Skill it up [7.3mb]

  • Chapter 6: Out and about [7.4mb]

  • Chapter 7: Get phyiscal [8.2mb]

  • Chapter 8: Be your best [6.5mb]

  • Chapter 9: Weblinks, glossary and index [4.6mb]

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    • all activities in editable format
    • hyperlinks to relevant websites
    • book-marking and note taking function
    • pop-up boxes
    • interactive activities
    • short videos and sound bites


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    Chapter 1

    Australian Government's youth website
    Connectingcare Health
    Consumer Affairs Victoria
    Creative Commons Australia
    National Health Priority Areas (NHPAs)
    Peer Support Australia
    Reach Out Australia
    United Nations Cyberschoolbus
    World Health Organization

    Chapter 2

    Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
    Centre for Adolescent Health

    Chapter 3

    Australian Drug Foundation
    Sexual Health HIV and Hepatitis C: Teen Site
    Transport Accident Commission
    Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre

    Chapter 4

    VicHealth's Food for All Program

    Chapter 5

    Athletics Australia
    Australian Institute of Sport

    Chapter 6

    Mountain Bike Australia
    Play it Safe by the Water
    Royal Life Saving Society Australia

    Chapter 7

    Australian Bureau of Statistics
    Disability Sport and Recreation

    Chapter 8

    Sports Coach: Heart Rate Training Zone

    Now available

    VELS grid

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    The complete Teacher Resource Package contains:

    • Activities
    • Assessment tasks
    • How to sheets
    • Powerpoints
    • Test your knowledge solutions
    • Tests and test solutions
    • VELS grid

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    TEXT 4.6—387 words from 'Teenage boys really do eat a lot: study' Amy Norton,  Reuters Health, June 15, 2010.

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    Leanne Compton, Chrissy Collins, Sally Lasslett, Catherine Murphy, Margaret Stone, Donna Davies, Arena Nilsson